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2 Kings 16:20

So Ahaz slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David; and his son Hezekiah reigned in his place.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ahaz;   Hezekiah;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Thompson Chain Reference - Hezekiah;   Israel;   Israel-The Jews;   Kings of Israel;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ahaz;   Temple;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Nahum;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jehoiakim;   Holman Bible Dictionary - David, City of;   Hezekiah;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ahaz;   Alliance;   Damascus;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ahaz ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Ahaz;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Taxes;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ahaz;   Names, Proper;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Was buried with his fathers in the city of David - But it is expressly declared, 2 Chronicles 28:27, that he was not buried in the sepulchres of the kings of Israel; and this was undoubtedly intended as a mark of degradation.

His reign was disastrous and impious; and it was disastrous because it was impious. He had been a scourge, not a blessing, to his people. He had not only made illegal alterations in the temple, and in the mode of worship prescribed by the true God, but he had polluted all the cities of Judah with idolatry, and brought ruin upon the nation. On the whole, a worse king than himself had not as yet sat on the Jewish throne; and yet he had many advantages: he had for counsellor one of the greatest men ever produced in the Jewish nation, Isaiah the prophet; and God condescended to interpose especially for him when grievously straitened by the kings of Israel and Syria, both of whom were cut off according to the prediction of this prophet. But he would not lay it to heart, and therefore the wrath of God fell heavily upon him, and upon the stiff-necked and rebellious people whom he governed. He had sufficient warning and was without excuse. He would sin, and therefore he must suffer.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:20". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-16.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David,.... But not in the sepulchres of the kings of Israel, as David and Solomon, he being such a wicked prince, 2 Chronicles 28:27.

and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead; of whom much is said in the following part of this history.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:20". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-16.html. 1999.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

REFLECTIONS

How painful a thought is it to behold in this history of Israel and Judah the sad proofs of a fallen state! whether we read of one king or another, the general features of all are the same; All have sinned and come short of God's glory! But with what increased distress do we behold in the priests of God, as in this awful character of Urijah, the dreadful apostacy of mankind! and in the end, what must be the awful consequence. Begin at my sanctuary, saith God in his judgments. And if judgment begin at the house of God, what must the end be of them that obey not the gospel of Jesus? For if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Ye ministers of Jesus, think of these things. And dare be zealous for God's honour and glory, though it expose you to the hatred and anger of men.

But how is my soul relieved from contemplating such a king as Ahaz, and such an High Priest as Urijah, in calling to mind the prophet's commission when sent to Ahaz to proclaim to him the approach of that hour, when the Lord would fulfil that promise of raising up to himself a faithful priest, who should do according to what was in the heart of the Lord. Precious Jesus! thou art indeed a priest upon thy throne. And all the impiety of Ahaz, and the worthlessness of Urijah, I would lose sight of in thy faithfulness and truth. Thou art the very one which the Lord gave as a sign to Ahaz: thou art Immanuel, God with us, God in our nature, the hope of glory! Blessed assurance! for, as God the work of redemption is neither too great, nor too heavy, for thee; and as man, God dwelling with us, and being one in our nature, thou wilt be on our side, and both accomplish and render effectual the salvation thou hast undertaken. So that we may cry out, If God be for us who shall be against us? It is God that justifieth, who - is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died; yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God. Nothing therefore shalt be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:20". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/2-kings-16.html. 1828.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 16:20 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.

Ver. 20. And Hezekiah his son.] A most pious prince, who standeth between his father Ahaz and his son Manasseh, as a rose betwixt two thistles, &c.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:20". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-16.html. 1865-1868.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Kings 16:20. And Ahaz slept with his fathers — Resigning his life in the midst of his days, at thirty-six years of age, and leaving his kingdom to a better man, Hezekiah his son, who proved as much a friend to the temple as Ahaz had been an enemy to it.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:20". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-kings-16.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

With them; but not in the same sepulchre, on account of his impiety, 2 Paralipomenon xxviii. 27. (Calmet) --- In the 5th year of his reign, the Idumeans harassed the country, and in the 6th, the Philistines took several towns; (Salien) so that he fell a prey to enemies on all sides, and was memorable for nothing but impiety and disasters. (Haydock) --- Rome was built, and Numa born, on the 21st of April, in the 9th year of Achaz, and the first of the 7th Olympiad. (Salien, the year before Christ 751.)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:20". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-16.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

slept with his fathers. See note on Deuteronomy 31:16.

buried . . . in the city of David. But not in the tombs of the kings. Compare 2 Chronicles 28:27, where observe the phrase "kings of Israel".

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:20". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-16.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.
A. M. 3278. B.C. 726. buried
21:18,26; 2 Chronicles 28:27
Hezekiah
18:1; 1 Chronicles 3:13; 2 Chronicles 29:1; Isaiah 1:1; Hosea 1:1; Micah 1:1; Matthew 1:9
Ezekias Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:43 - slept;  2 Chronicles 28:26 - the rest;  Isaiah 14:28 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:20". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-16.html.